[RWD version 1 ]
The ascent from the valley is over quite difficult terrain - long grass, tussocks, rocks and boggy ground, lots of boggy ground! Parking places in this valley are very scarce and both sides of the road are well protected by barbed wire fences. However, there is a small tea/coffee cafe where I asked permission to park and the owner was very friendly.
Looking across to the Knocknagapple group of hills from the slopes of Mothaillin, L to R: Boughil, Cnoc na gCapall, Bascadh, and Knocklomena.
Overall, the weather was pleasant, cool with some showers. However, walking this route after a wet August, was probably not my best idea, although I'm not sure it would have been much drier in June's drought!
East face of Knocklomena, the cliffs fall down to Lough Fadda.